Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.
The Herald reports on today's arraignment of Daquan Sparks, 19, on a charge of assault with intent to murder for his alleged role in a stabbing attack on the mother of one of his babies by the mother of one of his other babies.
Prosecutors are sticking by what they said was the victim's initial statement to police. Dorchester District Court Judge Rosalind Miller set bail at $75,000; the Suffolk County District Attorney's office had asked for bail of $500,000, based in part on what they said was a criminal record that goes back to when Sparks was 10.
Alleged stabber Samia Jones is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Boston Police report arresting Dequan Sparks, 19, on charges he helped his girlfriend repeatedly stab his ex-girlfriend Monday afternoon on Bay Street. Sparks was picked up in Quincy, police say.
Police charge Sparks set up a meeting with his ex-girlfriend on the pretext of wanting to give her some shoes for their eight-month-old baby. Instead, police say, he held her down while Samia Jones, 17, with whom he also has a baby, stabbed her several times - in front of the baby, in a stroller. The victim made it to Savin Hill Avenue, where she collapsed, police say, adding she remains in stable condition at a local hospital.
Sparks is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court tomorrow on a charge of assault with intent to murder, police say.
Vargas and Vargas Insurance will spring for a free ice-cream cone for anybody who shows up at Savin Scoop, 107 Savin Hill Ave. between 1 and 2:30 p.m. today.
The agency says it's doing this as "a random act of kindness" following Sunday's stabbing, as well as part of the neighborhood "cash mob" program, in which resident flood a particular business and buy its stuff.
UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested.
Police say Jones's boyfriend - with whom she also has a child - arranged the meeting between the two, and then actively helped in the attack:
Somebody was stabbed shortly after 4 p.m. on Midland Street, then collapsed at Savin Hill Avenue and Sidney Street, down the block from the T stop. A mini-van wanted in connection with the investigation was stopped about 10 minutes later at Linden and Freeport streets.
UPDATE: The Herald reports the victim was a mother pushing a stroller.
Katia forwards these before and after pics.
Tania deLuzuriaga photographed her neighbor's lazy-ass space saving on Savin Hill early in the storm.
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.
The state shut Morrissey Boulevard between UMass and Freeport Street around 11:15 a.m.
The Herald reports an explosion in the rat population on Savin Hill, possibly caused by construction along the Red Line.
Man gets 2 1/2 years for fatally shooting former friend who was beating him in the head with a padlockBy adamg - 5/23/12 - 4:43 pm
A pier fire at the Dorchester Yacht Club off the Southeast Expressway erupted late this afternoon and went to two alarms because of the difficulty of fighting it, the Boston Fire Department reports.
Divers went into the water to try to fight the fire on the bottom side of the yacht club's pier from below. Firefighters briefly lost water from one hose when somebody drove over it. The department's marine unit had to wait in Dorchester Bay for about 15 minutes until a bridge tender arrived to get the Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge up to let it through.
The Dorchester Reporter details some of the attacks, including one last week by two teens of a father walking with his kids near the Boys and Girls Club.
An irate citizen alerts the city about "hordes of poorly behaved school children" clogging up the Savin Hill platform and causing all sorts of grief for the tax-paying citizens of Savin Hill.
AlertNewEngland reports Boston, Transit and State Police are flooding Savin Hill looking for two men who got into a fight with police, dropped a gun, then fled.
State Police even sent in their helicopter to add in the search for the two men, both described as black and about 6 feet tall, one wearing a red coat with gray sweatpants, the other a white shirt and jeans. Both are considered armed and dangerous.
Police demand a reasonable back story when they catch you in a make-out session on Savin Hill Ave. at 3 a.m.By adamg - 10/24/11 - 1:20 pm
A local lass and her alleged Quincy beau were hauled off to C-11 early this morning on charges they were engaged in sex for a fee after police did not buy her story they'd gotten frisky after dating "for seven or eight minutes."
Walter Mains, 31, is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court for threatening a woman with a gun and attempting to rape her around 3 a.m. at Harbor View Street and Dorchester Avenue, and for approaching a woman but then running off around 1:40 a.m. on Savin Hill Avenue, police said, adding Mains is also a suspect in a rape around 2 a.m. on Savin Hill Avenue near the Red Line station:
The investigation is currently ongoing and addition charges will likely follow. Police are in the process of applying for multiple search warrants and also awaiting results from physical evidence recovered at the scene.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Mains was out on bail for a 2009 sexual attack in Dudley Square.
The Boston Fire Department reports a man, 58, and his son were working on their sailboat's motor in Dorchester Bay when it exploded around 5:10 p.m. Saturday.
The man suffered burns; boaters from the Savin Hill Yacht Club rushed out to the boat, moored about 200 yards off shore, to rescue the two.
The plume of black smoke was visible from the Fenway.
Just a normal morning on the Red Line: One inbound train died, so the train behind it was summoned to push it - after first dumping passengers at Savin Hill. PinayNoire exclaims:
MBTA captain's log 8192011: Still stranded in Savin Hill with inhabitants of planet Dorchester. Must. Get. Air.
Nhu Nguyen and Derek Matulina were once friends who fell out over money Nguyen felt Matulina owed him for a drug transaction, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. When the two crossed paths at the Savin Hill T stop on May 7, they began to fight and Nguyen pulled out a gun and fatally shot Matulina, according to the District Attorney's office.